Alila Villas Uluwatu
What We Love
- Stunning clifftop location, with Indian Ocean views everywhere
- The elegant five-room spa, with half-day and daylong programs
- Authentic cuisine at the Warung (from an open kitchen)
- Personalized service: A butler is assigned to each villa
- All villas have a private pool
- The first resort in Bali built to EarthCheck’s building, planning and design standards
What To Know
- The location is remote; it’s an hour to Seminyak’s shopping and nightlife
- The sea here is too rough for swimming, though there are renowned surfing spots nearby
- There’s a 24-hour fitness center with yoga classes
- Some verandas are suspended over shared walkways—very romantic but not entirely private
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Set along 35 clifftop acres on Bali’s rustic Bukit Peninsula, this resort balances a striking modern style with a commendable environmental commitment. The 84 individual villas feature spacious, uncluttered interiors, private pools and plush outdoor spots, some with panoramic views. In-room amenities run from the expected, like free WiFi and an iPod dock, to aromatic bespoke his-and-hers body products and movie star–worthy sun hats. A butler is assigned to each villa; he or she attends to each guest as much or as little as requested. The staff is so engaging that most guests quickly find themselves reliant. The bamboo-clad spa is a must, with a calming ambience, well-trained therapists, and an extensive menu of creative and restorative treatments. The repeating wood pattern throughout creates a simple but contemporary look that’s sustainable, thanks to renowned Singapore architectural firm WOHA. As for dining, Cire delivers inventive, fruit-filled breakfasts and healthy Western fare like marinated mackerel served with salmon roe vinaigrette and seared king prawns atop black rice risotto, enjoyed in a dining room decorated with 2,500 antique batik stamps. The Warung’s authentic Balinese dishes, like satay lilit and ayam betutu with red rice, are a good choice for sunset nibbles or a full Indonesian feast. And after indulging, it’s off to bed for a night’s rest—with the only sound the croak of geckos under the clear night sky.
In the Area
Head to Seminyak, an hour away, for butter-soft leather bags and python flip-flops at Wrkshp13, Prada-inspired frocks with Balinese prints at Namu (Jalan Petitenget 234X), and some good karma from crystal-infused bling at Anna Michielan. Sate your sweet tooth with homemade raw chocolates and other organic treats at the Bukit outpost of Bali Buddha. The black coral rock and the 11th-century temple of Pura Luhur Uluwatu make for a stunning sight, hugging the Bukit cliffs. Locals believe the temple guards the island against evil spirits. Booked through the resort, Alila Journeys can include visits to leading Balinese artists, private kitchen time with the hotel chef and visits to community projects supported by the hotel.
How to Get There
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the room and view of the sea was magnificent.
The service was impeccable as well, from the warm welcome we had received to the check out. The level of attention to details is unseen.
However, our stay was marred by a privacy incident caused by another guest, which was handled professionally by the management.
this is our second staying in alila uluwatu, still was great in every aspect.
in particular, the staff provide excellent service. great bakery in the restaurant.
quila is a top grade restaurant, we had wonderful time.
The main hotel buildings sit atop a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean with an infinity pool flanked by two restaurants, local and international. The buildings and lighting are absolutely stunning and the many friendly staff go to great lengths to make sure all is perfect. The villas are arranged on a hill next door with buggy transfers available 24/7. The villas are totally private with a personal pool and social areas and are invisibly serviced and cleaned in a very convenient way whenever you pop out. The beach is a little out of reach (600 steps up and down) and not really usable, but you don't need to leave the hotel to enjoy the weather and view. The spa is lovely and a Balinese massage well worth booking. I ventured out for scuba diving (manta rays and healthy coral) and golf, both 5 stars.
It has a stunning view coupled with excellent attentive service.
If you are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of things, this is great.
When you want a little bit of fun, head over to an adjacent property, Omnia, a day club managed by the same people.
At Alila Villas, the rooms are impeccable, the villas have everything you could possibly need and the staff are friendly and attentive. It is located very close to Bali's best beaches and the views are incredible. I highly recommend!